These May Be First Warning Signs for Depression in Kids
|These May Be First Warning Signs for Depression in Kids||Darrell Miller||12/15/16|
December 15, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: These May Be First Warning Signs for Depression in Kids
Yes. Childhood depression is different from the normal "blues" and everyday emotions that occur as a child develops. Just because a child seems sad doesn't necessarily mean he or she has significant depression. If the sadness becomes persistent, or if disruptive behavior that interferes with normal social activities, interests, schoolwork, or family life develops, it may indicate that he or she has a depressive illness.
- An early warning sign of depression in teenagers may not be sadness, but rather anxious and even irritable behavior.
- These clues are important for flagging parents, teachers and doctors to the risk of major depression, which can disable adolescents just as they're starting life.
- This is particularly important for children with a parent with major depression, who are at an even higher risk for depression.
"It can be hard to study depression in families."